Heavy metal toxicity- Soil bacteria?

cjo93 cjo93 at aber.ac.uk
Fri Apr 15 04:48:25 EST 1994


Could someone please tell me why Cu and Zn are toxic
to soil micro-organisms.

What metabolic processes do they inhibit?

I have only found vague general refernces to bacteriocides
but nothing specific.

E-mail replies would be preferential as I cannot always read
the bionet.

Thanks in advance.

Calvin (cjo93 at aber.ac.uk)



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